To Die on Her Own Terms, a Connecticut Woman Turns to Vermont

March 30, 2023

(New York Times) – Ms. Bluestein, who was diagnosed with late-stage fallopian tube cancer, said that if chemotherapy stopped working, she intended to make use of a Vermont law that allows certain people to seek and self-administer a lethal dose of medication to hasten their death. The law limits the option to Vermont residents — and Ms. Bluestein was willing to move there, if need be — but this month the state waived the residency requirement for her, part of the settlement of a lawsuit in which she had argued the restriction was unconstitutional. Now, Vermont lawmakers are considering scrapping the residency requirement altogether, making the practice more broadly available. (Read More)